Deadline: 19 November, 2021

The World Food Programme (WFP) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Programme Associate.

WFP works to ensure the most vulnerable populations, especially women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.


  • Support coordination with district-level government partners and local stakeholders to ensure timely and quality implementation of project at field level
  • Work in close coordination with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) at district level to ensure timely and quality implementation of planned agricultural livelihood activities in alignment with the seasonal calendar
  • Work in close coordination with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) at field level to ensure an integrated and timely approach to programme implementation, ensuring that any challenges faced are flagged and addressed
  • Work in close coordination with the NGO cooperating partner, talking drum studio at the field level, ensuring strong integration with WFP’s livelihood activities
  • Support the assessment and identification of viable asset creation sites to develop with food assistance
  • In collaboration with MAF, assist in the identification of community youth contractors and lead farmers that can drive change in their communities
  • Monitor and review food deliveries, storage, transportation and distribution at the designated sites and verify if the amounts received have been properly recorded, damaged or suspected to be damaged
  • Supervise the efficient distribution of food/cash and non-food items at the site and ensure proper distribution of entitlements, verifying that appropriate entitlements are distributed
  • Implement community-based participatory planning (CBPP) processes, supporting documentation, dissemination to partners and quality implementation
  • Oversee the delivery of training to beneficiaries, ensuring quality implementation
  • In collaboration with WFP monitoring and evaluation unit, undertake weekly monitoring of project activities and ensure that these are effectively documented and lessons learnt incorporated into the project cycle
  • Compile monthly monitoring of data into a monthly report to be shared with the programme policy officer
  • Support compilation of quarterly and annual project narrative reports to UNPBF
  • Closely monitor project expenditure to ensure that it is aligned with the approved project budget
  • Collect case studies, to showcase the impact of the project UNPBF, donors and the public


  • University degree or high-level diploma supplemented with courses in General Agriculture, Rural Development Sociology, Development Economics or a related field
  • Five years, minimum, of progressively responsible experience, with proven success in effectively implementing projects in challenging rural contexts
  • Fluency in oral and written communication in the UN language in use at the duty station

To apply and for more information, click here.

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